Reproduction

  • Out of Season Breeding in Angora goatsAngora goat’s natural peak breeding season is April-May. There are farmers who do start putting the rams in as early as mid-February to enable them to make maximum use of their lands during kidding.
    Thursday, 26th April 2018
  • Feeding weaned Angora kids-The effect of different feeds Chocolate maize, Lucerne, Milled lucern/maize Milled miliemeel  
    Thursday, 26th April 2018
  • REPEATABILITY and HERITBILITY of Angora goat traitsHeritability explains the extent to which observed differences between individuals are associated with additive genetic variance (the variance of the breeding values).
    Wednesday, 28th March 2018
  • Selection for Body Weight in Angora Kids and Young Goats Many production parameters are linked to the ewe body weight.
    Wednesday, 28th March 2018
  • The Weak and Cold (Hypothermic) Angora KidAngora kids can lose body heat quickly and need the colostrum from the ewe. If they are not fed and conditions are cold they become hypothermic very quickly.
    Friday, 15th September 2017
  • Selecting for HARDY Angora goatsThere are farmers who are now considering using genotyping to select for the ‘hardy gene’ in their Angora goats. The current cost  for DNA isolation and genotyping would suggest selection on the sire side may be cost effective.
    Wednesday, 13th September 2017
  • Vaginal ProlapseVaginal prolapse is rare in Angora goats compared to sheep but may be seen in the last month before kidding and usually associated with twins.
    Tuesday, 18th April 2017

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